ERIC Number: EJ838855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
The Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale-College Version
Zullig, Keith J.; Huebner, E. Scott; Patton, Jon M.; Murray, Karen A.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n5 p483-493 Sep-Oct 2009
Objectives: To investigate the psychometric properties of the BMSLSS-College among 723 college students. Methods: Internal consistency estimates explored scale reliability, factor analysis explored construct validity, and known-groups validity was assessed using the National College Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. Criterion-related validity was explored through analyses with the CDC's health-related quality of life scale and a social isolation scale. Results: Acceptable internal consistency reliability, construct, known-groups, and criterion-related validity were established. Conclusions: Findings offer preliminary support for the BMSLSS-C; it could be useful in large-scale research studies, applied screening contexts, and for program evaluation purposes toward achieving Healthy People 2010 objectives.
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Public Health, Quality of Life, Construct Validity, Test Reliability, Test Validity, At Risk Students, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, College Students, Health Behavior, Social Isolation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey